Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I {heart} It

It looks like something from a ghost story or a horror movie, doesn't it?

Granted, I've never actually seen a horror movie (a Titanic museum gave me nightmares).

But still!

I can fill in the blanks.


Isn't that the plot?

But this picture is nothing of the sort.

Nah, it's just James Buchanan's inauguration picture.

I saw the original in D.C.

And I want you to look at it as closely as I did.

All those people.

They were real.

And that is awesome.

In a place like D.C., a person like me gets swept away in the never-ending stories.... mother had to literally drag me out of an exhibit at 3 pm to go eat lunch... favorite show (that I never get to see because we don't have cable) is "American Pickers"... between trips to hotels and friend's houses with cable, I settle for "History Detectives" and "Antiques Roadshow"....

...and I have a shirt from the Lincoln Library that says, "I {heart} History," for Pete's sake.

This picture has so many wonderful stories in it.

It represents everything I {heart}.

Which is why, when anyone asks what I plan to do after high school...

...the only thing I say is, "I'm going to college to major in American History."

Maybe one of these days, I'll be working in one of those museums I love so much.

And I'll be saving the world from the bad things it used to be, one fourth grade field trip at a time.


Relyn said...

Do you know how much I love that you geek out over history and an old picture?? I LOVE that about you!!! And, I know JUST what you mean.

Elyse said...

Geeking out is one of my specialties. :)